Canada Greener Homes Grant

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is available to certain citizens through a collaborative agreement between Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Government of Quebec through the Rénoclimat program. Homeowners eligible for this grant are those whose home renovations have been recommended and accepted – for example – for insulation, doors and windows, heat pumps and renewable energy systems.
This grant application is eligible for both solar systems and energy storage equipment.

Photovoltaic solar systems (Solar PV)

A grant of $1000 per kWp used on a primary residence.
This new federal program is designed to stimulate citizen participation in the creation of green energy at home.
The rebate is $1000/kWp installed, up to a maximum of $5000.
The government also provides a maximum loan of $40,000 to the homeowner, over a period of 10 years at 0% interest.
Solar PV battery
With this grant, the government is offering $1000 for a battery installed with a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.

How does it work ?

Let’s imagine the following scenario

Robert is an environmentally conscious citizen and wants to participate in the green movement by installing a 5 kWp solar panel system.
He is informed that the complete equipment required and its installation represent an investment of $15,000 (taxes included).
Of this amount, the government grant allows a deduction of $5,000 from the initial amount, which brings the citizen’s investment to $10,000.


This investment would be financed at 100% for a period of 10 years (at 0% interest), as provided for in the grant program. The citizen would therefore have to pay $1000 / year or $83.33 / month. From this amount, we can subtract $577 / year or $48 / month (on average): this represents the reduction in electricity consumption – considering the electricity rates announced for the year 2023.



With a net cash outlay of $423 in the first year (or $35.25 per month), Robert could be part of Quebec’s energy transition.
In addition, during the 10 years of loan repayment, the cost of electricity will increase annually thereby reducing his net cash outlay.
Assuming a 3% increase in annual costs (as in 2023), this represents a savings of $594 in 2024 , and so on until the tenth year when the estimated savings in electricity are $719, or a net cost of $281 ($1,000 minus $719), or $23.42 per month.
At the end of the 10 years, Robert will have completed his payments. In addition, he will benefit from his reduced electricity consumption for a minimum of 15 more years (or perhaps even 25 years), with increasing savings each year.



After the first ten years, not only does the owner realize significant savings, but also, with the acquisition of this system, he increases the value of his home right away. In fact, his house becomes energy efficient.
This is a great advantage for homeowners today and an important incentive for a future buyer.

Government funding and incentives for renewable energy

Are you based in Canada? Find out about the range of government support and funding programs available. Analysis of your project may allow us to help you in this matter. Ask our Customer services for more information !